Blood Alcohol Content
Were you or someone you love arrested for DWI and want to know more about blood alcohol content in New York? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown DWI attorney Scott Humble and contact him today to arrange a free confidential consultation.
Before breathalyzers were invented, there was common law DWI, and that is when you can’t pass a field sobriety test and you smell like alcohol. Since the invention of the breathalyzer, there’s a statutory amount that you can drink before driving. The amount that you can have, as far as a blood alcohol content level goes has gradually gone down over the years for safety purposes. The nationwide BAC level, and New York State adheres to this, is a .08% BAC. It is the least amount that you can have and be charged with DWI. If you are under the age of 21, and blow lower than the .08, and that is a different case entirely. If you blow a BAC up to .17, you’re still within a DWI and .18 is where you cross the line into aggravated DWI.
If you or someone you love was arrested for DWI and has questions about the blood alcohol content in New York, contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation with dedicated Jamestown DWI lawyer Scott F. Humble. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.